This is not a championship caliber team by any means but I truly think this is a playoff team. Maybe just enough to get into the playoffs but at least it makes the us somewhat relevant again. And the Lakers can build from that to get the big FAs next season. I don't think Carmelo is the answer for the Lakers to become relevant again. It wouldn't be bad if he comes but I don't think settling for 7th or 8th seed would warrant the Lakers going over the cap just so he gets the help he needs.